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The Master System (マスターシステム Masutā Shisutemu?), often called the Sega Master System or SMS, is an 8-bit third-generation video game console that was manufactured by Sega. It was originally released in 1985 as the Sega Mark III in Japan and then redesigned and redesignated the Master System for release in 1986 in North America, 1987 in Europe and Japan, and 1989 in Brazil. The original Master System could play both cartridges and the credit card-sized "Sega Cards," which retailed for cheaper prices than cartridges but had lower storage capacity, while later models removed the card slot. The Master System also featured accessories such as a light gun and 3D glasses which were designed to work with a range of specially coded games.

Succeeding the SG-1000, the Master System was released as a direct competitor to the Nintendo Entertainment System in the third generation of video game consoles. The Master System was technically superior to the NES, but failed to overturn Nintendo's significant market share advantage in Japan and North America. However, it attained more success in Europe and Brazil, where it controlled a significant portion of the market share in each region. The hardware of the Master System also served as the base structure of Sega's handheld game console, the Sega Game Gear. Due to Nintendo's licensing practices with third-party developers the Master System's game library lacked a number of quality titles. Final sales estimates show the console selling 13 million units in its lifetime, compared to the 62 million NES units. Retrospective reception to the system gives credit to the system's role in Sega's development of the Sega Genesis, but criticizes its shallow game library.

94 Syupeo Weoldeu Keop Chukku The A-Team (Prototype) Ace of Aces Action Fighter
The Addams Family Aerial Assault After Burner Agigongnyong Dooly
Air Rescue Aladdin Aleste Alex Kidd - High Tech World
Alex Kidd - The Lost Stars Alex Kidd in Miracle World Alex Kidd in Shinobi World Alf
Alien 3 Alien Storm Alien Syndrome Altered Beast
American Baseball American Pro Football Andre Agassi Tennis Anmitsu Hime
AntiISDA Warrior v1.02 Arcade Smash Hits Argos no Juujiken Ariel - The Little Mermaid
Artillery Master 8k v0.9 Ashura Assault City Asterix
Asterix and the Great Rescue Asterix and the Secret Mission Astro Flash Astro Warrior
Aventuras da TV Colosso As Aztec Adventure - The Golden Road to Paradise BMX Trial - Alex Kidd Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III Baku Baku Animal Bank Panic Basket Ball Nightmare
Batman Returns Battle Out Run Battlemaniacs Berlin no Kabe v1.1
Black Belt Blade Eagle Blade Eagle Blockhead
Bomber Raid Bonanza Bros. Borgman Bubble Bobble
Buggy Run California Games California Games II Canyon Racer v0.01
Captain Silver Casino Games Castelo Ra-Tim-Bum Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Champions of Europe Championship Hockey Chapolim x Dracula Chase H.Q.
Cheese Cat-astrophe Choplifter Chuck Rock II - Son of Chuck Chuck Rock
The Circuit Cloud Master Columns Cool Spot
Cosmic Spacehead The Cyber Shinobi Part 2 Cyborg Hunter Daffy Duck in Hollywood
Dallyeora Pigu-Wang Damiana Danan - The Jungle Fighter Dead Angle
Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck Desert Speedtrap Starring Road Runner Desert Strike Dick Tracy
Digger Ball v0.01 Digger Chan Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman Dinosaur Dooley The
Doki Doki Penguin Land - Uchuu Daibouken Double Dragon Double Hawk Double Hawk
Double Target Dr. Hello Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Dracula
Dragon Dragon Crystal Draw Poker Driar v0.05
Dynamite Duke Dynamite Dux Dynamite Headdy ESWAT - City Under Siege
Eagles 5 Earthworm Jim Ecco - The Tides of Time Ecco
Enduro Racer F-16 Fighting Falcon F-1 Spirit - The Way to Formula-1 F1
FA Tetris FIFA International Soccer Family Games Fantastic Dizzy
Fantasy Zone - The Maze Fantasy Zone Fantasy Zone II - The Tears of Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone
Ferias Frustradas do Pica-Pau Final Bubble Bobble Fire Forget II Fire Ice
Fire Track v1.00 The Flash Flashpoint The Flintstones
Forgotten Worlds Frogger Fushigi no Oshiro Pit Pot G-Loc Air Battle
GP Rider Gaegujangi Kkachi Gain Ground Galactic Protector
Galaxian Galaxy Force Game Box Esportes Radicais Gangster Town
Gauntlet George Foreman's KO Boxing Geraldinho Ghost House
Ghostbusters Ghouls n' Ghosts Global Defense Gokuaku Doumei Dump Matsumoto
Golden Axe Golden Axe Warrior Golfamania Golvellius
Great Baseball Great Basketball Great Football Great Golf
Great Ice Hockey Great Soccer Great Volley Ball Haja no Fuuin
Hang-On Hang-On Astro Warrior Hang-On Safari Hunt Heavyweight Champ
Heroes of the Lance Hokuto no Ken Home Alone Hook
Hoshi wo Sagashite... Hwarang-ui Geom Impossible Mission The Incredible Crash Dummies
The Incredible Hulk Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade James Bond 007 - The Duel James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing
James Pond II - Codename RoboCod Jang Pung 3 Janggun-ui Adeul Joe Montana Football
The Jungle Book Jurassic Park Kenseiden Kings Quest
Klax Krusty's Fun House Kujakuou KunKun and KokoKun v1.00
Kung Fu Kid Rev 1 Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Laser Ghost Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Lemmings Lethal Weapon 3 Line of Fire The Lion King
Lord of the Sword Loretta no Shouzou Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck Machine Gun Joe
Mahjong Sengoku Jidai Makai Retsuden Marble Madness Marksman Shooting Trap Shooting
Master of Darkness Masters Golf Masters of Combat Maze Hunter 3D
Maze Walker The Maze of Galious:Knightmare II Megumi Rescue Mercs
The Global Gladiators Mickey's Ultimate Challenge Micro Machines Miracle Warriors - Seal of the Dark Lord
Missile Defense 3-D Monica no Castelo do Dragao Monopoly Montezumas Revenge
Moonwalker Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat 3
Ms. Pac-Man My Hero NBA Jam NanoWars 8k v0.7
Nekyuu Kousien The New Zealand Story Ninja Gaiden The Ninja
Olympic Gold Opa Opa Operation Wolf The Ottifants
Out Run Out Run 3D Out Run Europa PGA Tour Golf
Pac-Man (Homebrew) Pac-Mania Paperboy Parlour Games
Pat Riley Basketball Penguin Adventure Penguin Land Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star Rev 3 Picross v1.01 Pit Fighter Pit Pot Astro Warrior
Pong Master Pop Breaker v1.1 Populous Poseidon Wars 3D
Power Strike Power Strike II Power Strike II v1.0 Predator 2
Prince of Persia Pro Wrestling The Pro Yakyuu Pennant Race Psychic World
Psycho Fox Putt Putter Rev 3 Quartet Rev 1 Quest for the Shaven Yak
R-Type R.C. Grand Prix Rainbow Islands - The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 Rambo III
Rambo Rev 1 Rampage Rampart Rastan
Reggie Jackson Baseball Renegade Rescue Mission River Strike v0.04
Road Rash Robbyie v0.99 RoboCop 3 RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Rocky Running Battle S.D.I. Sagaia
Samgukji III Sapo Xule - O Mestre do Kung Fu Sapo Xule - S.O.S. Lagoa Poluida Sapo Xule vs. Os Invasores do Brejo
Satellite-7 Les Schtroumpfs Les Schtroumpfs 2 Scramble Spirits Rev 1
Secret Commando Sega Chess Sega World Tournament Golf Seishyun Scandal
Sensible Soccer Shadow Dancer Shadow of the Beast Shanghai
Shinobi Shooting Gallery Bart vs. The Space Mutants Bart vs. The World
Sitio do Picapau Amarelo Slap Shot Rev 2 Smash T.V. SokoMaster v1.0
Solomon no Kagi Sonic Blast Sonic Chaos Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 SpaceOddity Space Gun
Space Harrier Space Harrier 3D Special Criminal Investigation Speedball 2 Rev 1
Speedball Rev 1 Spellcaster Spider-Man Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
Sports Pad Football Sports Pad Soccer Spy vs. Spy Star Wars
Street Fighter II Street Master Streets of Rage Streets of Rage II
Strider Strider II Submarine Attack Suho Cheonsa
Sukeban Deka II Summer Games Super Arkanoid Super Bioman 1
Super Boy 3 Super Boy 4 Super Boy II Super Boy I
Super Kick Off Super Monaco GP Super Monaco GP II Super Monaco GP Rev 1
Super Off Road Super Racing Super Space Invaders Rev 1 Super Tennis
Super Tetris Super Wonder Boy Monster Land Superman T2 - The Arcade Game
Taz-Mania Taz-Mania Taz in Escape from Mars Teddy Boy
Teddy Boy Blues Temco World Cup 93 Tennis Ace Tensai Bakabon
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day The Terminator Tetracycline v0.4 The Three Dragon Story
Thunder Blade Thunder Blade Rev 2 Time Soldiers Tom and Jerry - The Movie
Toto World 3 Transbot Trap Shooting Marksman Tri Formation
Trivial Pursuit Ttoriui Moheom Turma da Monica em Ultima III
Ultima IV Ultimate Soccer Vampire Vigilante
Virtua Fighter Animation WWF WrestleMania Walter Payton Football Wanted
Wimbledon Wimbledon II Wolfchild Wonder Boy III
Wonder Boy Wonder Boy in Monster Land Wonder Boy in Monster World Wonsiin
Woody Pop World Class Leader Board World Cup Italia 90 World Cup USA 94
World Games World Grand Prix World Soccer X-Men - Mojo World
The XVII Olympic Winter Games Xenon 2 Ys - Ancient Ys Vanished Omen Rev 1 Zaxxon 3D
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Golden Axe 1989 Sega
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Sega
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (アレックスキッドのミラクルワールド Arekkusu Kiddo no Mirakuru Wārudo?) is a platform game for the 8-bit Sega Master System video game console. It was first released in Japan on Saturday, November 1, 1986, and then was distributed to Europe, Australia and the United States in 1987. It was arguably the most widely known game in the Alex Kidd series, due to it being built into most Master System II consoles. It is the first game in the Alex Kidd series...
Prince of Persia 1992 Broderbund
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Rev 1 1992 Sega
Double Dragon 1988 Sega - Technos
R-Type 1988 Irem - Sega
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (アレックスキッド ザ・ロストスターズ Arekkusu Kiddo Ze Rosuto Sutāzu?) is a platform arcade game released by Sega in 1986. It was ported to the Sega Master System in 1988. It is also released on the Wii Virtual Console in North America on March 9, 2009 and in the PAL regions on April 17, 2009. Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars features Alex Kidd and Stella searching for the twelve Zodiac signs. Alex's mission is to run through each level, knocking down...
Kings Quest 1989 Parker Brothers US
Ghostbusters 1986 Sega
California Games 1989 Epyx - Sega
S.D.I. 1987 Sega JP en
Shinobi 1987 Sega JP en
Bubble Bobble 1991 Taito
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega that was originally released for the Master System in 1990 and later re-released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2009. Although developed in Japan, it was released exclusively for the overseas market (North America, Europe and Brazil), with the American version being produced in limited quantities. The game stars Alex Kidd in a parody version of Sega's ninja-themed action game Shinobi, where Alex Kidd fights against...
Street Fighter II 1997 Capcom - Sega - Tec Toy BR
After Burner (アフターバーナー Afutā Bānā?) is a 1987 combat flight simulator arcade game by Sega AM2. It is one of the first games designed by Yu Suzuki. The player flew an F-14 using a specialized joystick (with moving seat, in some installations), and the game spawned several sequels. The game allows the player to control a F-14 Tomcat jet, which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. At the start of the game, the player takes off from an aircraft carrier called...
Wonder Boy Rev 1 1987 Sega
Rampage 1988 Midway - Sega
Ultima IV 1990 Sega
Phantasy Star 1987 Sega JP
Wonder Boy III 1989 Sega
Golden Axe Warrior 1991 Sega
Disney's Aladdin is a series of platformer video games based on the 1992 motion picture of the same name. The series consists of three drastically different games: one developed by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Mega Drive, which was ported to various other formats, another developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which was later ported to the Game Boy Advance, and a final version developed by SIMS for the Sega Master System and Game Gear. This version was developed by...
Out Run 1987 Sega
Ghouls n Ghosts 1990 Capcom - Sega
Wonder Boy in Monster Land Rev 1 1988 Sega
Lemmings 1992 Probe - Psygnosis - Sega
Gauntlet 1990 Atari - Tengen - U.S. Gold
Summer Games 1988 Epyx - Sega
Ninja Gaiden 1992 Sega - Tecmo
Star Wars 1993 LucasArts - Tiertex Design Studio - U.S. Gold
Choplifter 1985 Sega beta
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990 Disney - Sega US
Altered Beast 1988 Sega
Alex Kidd: High Tech World is a side-scrolling video game with platforming and adventure elements, released by Sega in 1987 for the Sega Master System, that is part of the Alex Kidd series. It is a modified version of the Japanese Master System game Anmitsu Hime, which was based on a manga series of the same name. Alterations made to the English version included altered sprites, English text and a different storyline. Because the game wasn't conceived as an Alex Kidd game in Japan, these...
Lion King The 1994 Virgin
Earthworm Jim 1996 Eurocom - Playmates - Tec Toy BR en
Hang-On 1985 Sega
Alien3 (エイリアン3) is a sidescrolling video game based on the movie of the same name. It was developed by Probe Software and published by Arena Entertainment for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Amiga and Commodore 64 in 1992. Different games based on the movie were released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy. The player's task in game is to rescue hostages and defeat aliens which have taken over human colonies. There is a set amount of...
Batman Returns 1992 Sega
Rastan 1988 Taito
Jurassic Park 1993 Sega
Mortal Kombat II 1994 Acclaim - Midway - Probe
California Games II 1993 Epyx - Probe - Sega
The Addams Family is a platform game based on the 1991 movie of the same name released by Ocean Software in 1992. The game was released for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Super NES, Amiga and Atari ST. Ocean released several other versions of the game for other platforms, featuring different levels and gameplay. One version was released for the Sega Master System, Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Game Gear, with the latter ported by Acclaim Entertainment. A third title was developed for...
Unreleased game based on the television series. The music was created (in late 1992) but it is unsure if other parts have been developed at all. Credit: SMS Power!
Paperboy 1990 Atari - Tengen - Tiertex Design Studio US
Phantasy Star Rev 3 1988 Sega
FIFA International Soccer 1994 Electronic Arts - Tec Toy - Tiertex Design Studio BR M3
Rocky 1987 Sega
Micro Machines 1993 Codemasters
Zillion Rev 2 1987 Sega
New Zealand Story The 1992 Taito - TecMagik
Kings Quest 1989 Parker Brothers US beta
Black Belt 1996 Sega
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1990 LucasArts - Tiertex Design Studio - U.S. Gold
Streets of Rage II 1993 Sega
Back to the Future Part II 1990 Image Works - Mirrorsoft
Mortal Kombat 1993 Acclaim - Arena Entertainment - Midway - Probe
Ys - Ancient Ys Vanished Omen Rev 1 1988 Falcom - Sega
Psycho Fox 1989 Sega
Ms. Pac-Man 1991 Namco - Tengen
Spy vs. Spy 1986 Sega
Wonder Boy in Monster World 1993 Sega
Sonic Chaos 1993 Sega
WWF WrestleMania Steel Cage Challenge 1993 Acclaim - Flying Edge
Action Fighter is an overhead vehicular combat game released by Sega in 1986. It mimics the style of other games such as Spy Hunter and Traverse USA. The player begins the game riding a superbike. In subsequent levels a sports car, jetski, helicopter and Formula One racing car can all be driven, as seen in the game's title screen. All of the vehicles are fully armed to deal with enemy vehicles and gun emplacements intent on stopping the player's progress. The helicopter levels play as a...
Ace of Aces is a combat flight simulator developed by Artech Digital Entertainment in 1986. The game takes place during World War II and the player flies a RAF Mosquito long range fighter-bomber equipped with rockets, bombs and a cannon. Missions include destroying German fighter planes, bombers, V-1 flying bombs, U-boats, and trains. Compute! praised the graphics and sound of the Commodore 64 version of Ace of Aces. A 1991 Computer Gaming World survey of strategy and war games gave it one and...
Back to the Future Part III 1991 Image Works - Mirrorsoft
Desert Strike 1992 Domark - Electronic Arts M4
Asterix Rev 1 1991 Sega en-fr
Mortal Kombat 3 1995 Midway - Software Creations - Tec Toy - Williams BR en
Final Bubble Bobble 1988 Taito JP en
Rambo III 1988 Sega
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